Shapeways, an online community and marketplace providing 3D printing services, and SoundCloud, a social music platform, have teamed up to create The Vibe iPhone Case. It is a custom smartphone case that is based on a person’s favorite audio track. Embossed on the outside of the case is a visual representation of a clip of that particular track.
Designed using Shapeways’ web app, The Vibe iPhone Case uses soundbites from SoundCloud that have been recorded or uploaded by the user. Available in white or black, the waveform could be anything from a song to a child’s first words.
CEO Peter Weijmarshausen says, “We are really excited to let anyone design their own personalized iPhone case with their favorite sound. The Vibe [iPhone Case] is literally sound you can touch! This is yet another example of how Shapeways is enabling personalized production using 3D printing.”